"bird by bird, buddy. just take it bird by bird."
- Anne Lamott’s father’s advice to her then, ten year old brother, when he sat down to write a report about birds that was due the next day. he’d had three months to write it.

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"To me, design is about problem solving, and thinking about how I can have maximum impact on society. In a country like India, that’s never going to happen by designing the next lemon squeezer."
- Neeti Kailas

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nevver:

Design Crush

what an incredible reminder. i suddenly have flashbacks of making toys, hand-sewing Barbie clothes, sketching + writing.

nevver:

Design Crush

what an incredible reminder. i suddenly have flashbacks of making toys, hand-sewing Barbie clothes, sketching + writing.

△ exchange between me and my former professor, and now, colleague. there is no humbler experience than being able to work alongside the same person who taught you, inspired you, and is now offering their valuable time and energy to become your mentor. 
i’ve been hearing praise all my life, from very good and very talented people. i focused on all the negative stuff i was hearing, instead.
and now that i’m able to see the positivity in my negative experiences, i can finally appreciate my parents’ and grandparents’ criticism. it’s okay to constantly critique myself; to constantly strive for personal, and subsequently, creative and professional betterment; but i also have to be generous with and forgiving of myself. and hey, if i’m critical of myself, it’s because i know that i can do better.  
i grew up believing i wasn’t as smart and talented as my siblings, and these thoughts have not served me. i’ve been supported all along, by people whose work and ideologies i wholeheartedly admire.

△ exchange between me and my former professor, and now, colleague. there is no humbler experience than being able to work alongside the same person who taught you, inspired you, and is now offering their valuable time and energy to become your mentor. 

i’ve been hearing praise all my life, from very good and very talented people. i focused on all the negative stuff i was hearing, instead.

and now that i’m able to see the positivity in my negative experiences, i can finally appreciate my parents’ and grandparents’ criticism. it’s okay to constantly critique myself; to constantly strive for personal, and subsequently, creative and professional betterment; but i also have to be generous with and forgiving of myself. and hey, if i’m critical of myself, it’s because i know that i can do better.  

i grew up believing i wasn’t as smart and talented as my siblings, and these thoughts have not served me. i’ve been supported all along, by people whose work and ideologies i wholeheartedly admire.

"you get back what you put forth. and if you don’t, move the fuck on."
- mttn